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Corn stocks top 1.2 billion bushels


In its latest Grain Stocks report, the USDA reported 1.24 billion bushels of old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, up 50 percent from last year’s report.

Weed seed present at harvest offers weed control opportunity


At grain harvest, removing the weed seed often becomes a missed opportunity, and a tremendous amount of weed seeds are left on the field. Harvesting weed seeds can prevent them from becoming part of the soil seed bank.

Cheminova launches Harrow herbicide


Cheminova, Inc. announced the launch of Harrow herbicide, a selective herbicide for use in field corn that provides both burndown and residual control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds.

Palmer amaranth found in South Dakota (09/29/14)

How much corn can the ethanol industry use? (09/26/14)

The Good Growth Plan Grant Contest winners announced (09/25/14)

Stalk and crown rot diseases likely in many fields (09/25/14)

Revisions to 2014 crop budgets indicate need to conserve cash (09/24/14)

Multiple herbicide-resistant weeds and the challenges ahead (09/24/14)

Corn rootworms – low root damage ratings (09/22/14)

Commodity Info



Portland, OR Daily Grain Report (09/30/14)

Barge Grain Movements (09/30/14)

Mississippi Daily Grain Report (09/30/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (09/29/14)

East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (09/29/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (09/29/14)

Export Grain Bids (09/29/14)

CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (09/29/14)

South Carolina Closing Grain Bids (09/29/14)

North Carolina Grain (09/29/14)

Key Reports

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

Exports: Corn net sales bounce to 10-week high (01/30/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 09/30

The stocks report weighed on corn futures Tuesday. The quarterly Grain Stocks report stated September 1 U.S. corn stockpiles at 1.236 million bushels, which modestly exceeded industry expectations. That partially explains the subsequent CBOT decline, but traders also blamed the looming harvest. December corn futures settled 5.0 cents lower at $3.2075/bushel Tuesday, while May lost 5.0 to $3.42.
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